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Another Formatting problem with Windows XP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Murdoc2k, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. Murdoc2k

    Murdoc2k Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have tried to reformat my computer using windows XP and when I tried it says "Partition" not found. How is this possible??
    I'm sorta like a noob so can someone please tell me what to do? :rolleyes:
     
  2. mobo

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    All you have to do is reboot with the xp cd in the drive and select install. During the installation you will come to the partition screen where you can delete any/all partitions and format a new one for the install..
     
  3. Murdoc2k

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    problem is.... when I go into that window it says "Partition not found" lol
     
  4. mobo

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    Ok , will it let you create a parttion with the unpartitioned space ?
     
  5. Murdoc2k

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    haven't tried it but I don't see the point of creating a new one
     
  6. mobo

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    Ok ..windows doesn't see any partition only unpartitioned space. you have to create a partition to install the operating system on so you will have to create one. Don't you agree ?
     
  7. Murdoc2k

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    but what about the other files b4?

    cause won't those useless files take up more space? :rolleyes:
     
  8. mobo

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    To format the drive erases the data from your hard drive leaving it in a clean state .
     
  9. Murdoc2k

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    yes... but if I create another partition... and place files in it... what happends to the "partition" wit files that existed b4? :rolleyes:
     
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    You must have deleted the partition some how for there to be none.
     
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